Region: Asia-Pacific

Louis Vuitton successfully opposes registration of HUMAN HORIZONS in Classes 18 and 25

Louis Vuitton Malletier has prevailed in opposition proceedings against the registration of the mark HUMAN HORIZONS for goods in Classes 18 and 25, including luggage and wallets, based on its HORIZON mark.

01 December 2021

USPTO reveals ID verification details; Peloton sues Lululemon; Guinness packaging blunder – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Uber resolving a dispute with a New York ad agency, amendments to the Hague System Common Regulations, and much more.

30 November 2021

How to initiate a trademark infringement action against a registered trademark in China

This landmark case involving US company Travel Sentry Inc should encourage IP rights owners to fight against free-riders who successfully register infringing trademarks.

29 November 2021

The dangerous legacy of Axact: how a ‘diploma mill’ in Pakistan led to a trademark scam epidemic

After a year marked by fraud targeting brand owners, an expert reveals how notorious IT firm Axact, which ceased operations following a high-profile legal investigation, directly led to ongoing scam operations.

25 November 2021

Case law precedents offer useful guidance for trademark disputes

In Russian trademark law, the first-to-file principle officially gives priority to a mark that has been registered over one that has been used, however, in practice prior use can win out. A closer examination of past cases offers some clarity.

25 November 2021

Keeping trademarks ‘fresh’: the onus is on the opponent

This decision of the Federal Court of Australia demonstrates that unused marks can be successfully defended against non-use removal in certain circumstances.

24 November 2021

Amendments to Criminal Procedure Code set to facilitate criminal enforcement of industrial property rights

Amendments to Vietnam’s Criminal Procedure Code have recently been passed, removing a cumbersome requirement that has been hampering the enforcement authorities’ efforts to bring criminal actions against offences under Article 226.1 of the Penal Code.

23 November 2021

INTA 2022 venue switch no surprise but Asia event will be high on future agenda

INTA will be hosting its 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington DC as a physical event with virtual elements. But the association will be keen to head back to Asia before 2024, this week’s Saturday opinion argues.

20 November 2021

Shell ditches ‘Royal Dutch’; INFORM Consumers Act applauded; EUIPO adjusts attachment pilot – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Authentic Brands Group buying a UK photography archive, 10 million adverts for counterfeit goods being removed, and much more.

19 November 2021

Delhi High Court: intent to target Indian market is sine qua non condition to exercise jurisdiction

Tata Sons failed to prevent Hakunamatata Tata Founders and others, which deal in cryptocurrency under the name/mark TATA COIN/$ TATA, from using the trademark TATA.

19 November 2021

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